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but you can usually see it when you of course everyone understands that it happened the day before the official chemical weapons inspectors are supposed to travel to the place of the incident in order to confirm the presence or absence of evidence of the use of chemical weapons there. but the. school. arriving in damascus on saturday ahead of a visit to the sites of the gas attack the team of weapons inspectors came one step closer to the truth. germany did not take part in the airstrikes but german officials are due to meet with representatives from france britain and the u.s. the meeting will take place in london on sunday to discuss what steps should be taken next german foreign minister heiko moss says berlin will help lead a new diplomatic push to end the war in syria. for the united nations must lead and carry the negotiation process. it's a problem but the u.n.
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needs are active engagement to give a new impetus to the discussions from. so we will work together with france to create an international format of influential nations to give the political process new momentum. right i'm joined now by d.w. political correspondent simon young to help us break this all down so the german foreign minister was talking about this international format what does that mean and what kind of role could germany play well i think germany like other players here is well aware that the the only thing that will end the war is a compromise preference of diplomatic approach in the foreign minister also said there that germany continues to support the u.n. geneva process which has been going on for years to try and find a negotiated solution but the german government seems to think that there is perhaps an open opportunity here to go beyond that to breathe new life into efforts
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to in the syrian conflict as a whole and that of course means getting all the players around the table not just syria but iran turkey russia united states and so on germany could be a broke up house in that process given that it hasn't been involved in military action here and like a loss seems to have a plan he was talking also today about a last thing cease fire being the first thing that's needed to allow humanitarian efforts to go on the destruction of chemical weapons under u.n. supervision and ultimately he said a transitional government and new elections in syria so there is a a sort of a plan forming got an outline and as you mentioned bringing all the players to the table and ma says especially said that it's essential to get russia on board for any sort of political process to succeed but what kind of leverage does berlin have to get russia to the table yeah i think slightly less than has been the case in
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recent months because of course russia has. now embroiled in this brule hold sort of conflict with the west over its role in the nerve agent attack in the u.k. its role in cyber attacks its alleged role in influencing or trying to influence elections and so on so that's why the foreign minister has also said in recent days that russia's actions are increasingly hostile he's indicating berlin will take a tougher line in future and he's arguing for instance the sanctions economic sanctions against russia to stay in place and so on at the same time everyone here knows that russia has to be part of the solution and for instance the gem president by just on miles said that until wash and america come together you know the chances of a solution to syria are pretty much zero now we know that germany did not participate in these these strikes but angela merkel has given her backing to them and she released a statement saying we support the fact that our u.s. british and french allies assume their responsibilities the military intervention
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was necessary and appropriate so that's praise from merkel but why isn't berlin then therefore playing a more active military role well germany has a visceral reluctance to be involved in military action of any kind i think that's . response as well but it's especially true in the middle east and of course the restorable reasons for that so this is a traditional position nobody i think was expecting germany to get militarily involved and indeed ministers have been pointing out that nobody osce them to get involved. but at the same time this is about full political support has got politically behind the other three countries and is saying that everything needs to be done to send that message that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated is a very different position that germany has now from what was the case for instance two thousand and three and iraq of two thousand and eleven over libya where germany
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stood aside and opposed international military action now you've got germany really fully politically signed up to to the to the actions been taken or had did have a political correspondent simon young thank you very much. now on to some of the other stories making news around the world a palestinian is the most militant group says a bomb explosion killed four of its members in the gaza strip the blast struck near the border with border with israel close to a palestinian protest camp it's not yet clear who what or who caused the explosion the israeli military said it was unaware of any activity in the area. in ecuador president leonine moreno has confirmed that three journalists kidnapped by militants have been killed relatives have held daily protest over their capture the journalists were investigating a rise in drug fueled violence when former fark rebels seized them the leaders of colombia and ecuador are now promising a military crackdown in the border area south african anti-apartheid icon winnie
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mandela has been laid to rest in soweto tens of thousands of mourners from across the political spectrum attended her funeral the political activist died last week at the age of eighty one after a long illness. it was an epic farewell to an anti-apartheid handling thousands packed into the stadium to celebrate the life of nelson mandela's former wife winnie singing cheering and crying along the way i am your. memory mandela. you wrote here to post about it till the end of the soul returned to him for what he has done for the regiment in sort of. how we walk dogs this. is not africa and today me i'm mourning the death of our mother we need to give that on monday now we are yet understand them to celebrate their lives to lead them to leave the last
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place i saw what i can say and my my joy read me did i see my dad supplied so i know much ice how can i ever wean me magically that i'm a little old. for more than thirty years she was at nelson mandela's site during her husband's long imprisonment she took up the struggle of black south africans occasionally calling for the use of violent means even so such as her in june ring legacy political leaders to pay tribute. march this is the painful moment. we do not want to be denied. joy in the recording of the life of so wondrous a person. after five hours spent remembering the complex picture of when he mandela's life and more than two weeks of mourning the heavens opened.
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and to help us understand the significance of mrs mandela's life we have a south african journalist on the seven ten here with us in the studio so only winnie mandela a towering figure obviously in south africa and we saw in the report there were thousands of people who are coming to pay their last respects what does she mean to south africans i think in the last week or two weeks people have rediscovered and sort of her role in keeping monday last name alive while he was in prison and from the very first day when he was sentenced in one thousand and six is for saying given a free monday. people young people are rediscovering that but she was also a d.d. in life and latency way too and in the townships and she played to a big lol with young people and she was always very close to young people right to the end. and on the other hand she was a new have personally and eighty's she was a great beauty but also had great grace and this very very charming but she was
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also very controversial and what did she mean specifically to the women of the country. i think she that this was being rediscovered she should that as a woman you can also be indeed in display trail consistent but you're not going to be judged the same as men and a lot of people a bit say that she had a very rude deal first from the apartheid government and then from the a.n.c. but when you being winnie spec'd truth to power to both of them she didn't make a distinction with this evil rich people she spoke a mind now of course she was admired as we said she was revered for her role in the anti-apartheid struggle and especially in relation to her husband nelson mandela but as you yourself mentioned she was controversial and it wasn't all good some years down the line. yes they tried to do in a first sort of just wrist and then they tool to it and they kept tended to in
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detention and if when they couldn't break her they've banished and when that still didn't work and that's been no no no from the last two weeks they started this campaign of saying she was involved in assaults and all of that and it's only in the last week that people full with a poll to policemen have said this was untrue and it was a campaign to discredit her so this is a lot of bitterness at the moment for the way in south africa for the way she was treated that she had to very rude deal and probably because she was a woman and she was a powerful woman and her death sort of drawing a line under the mandela legacy here is there another bench of politicians in south africa who can pick up the mantle of that legacy and move forward i think we've seen. people in mood showing it won't be a monday but i think at this point in time president from a poser who was monday last natural person he wanted to succeed him is already
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taking on that mantle and trying to to unify a very divisive country because it is very divisive at the moment and they seventh and thank you so much for bringing us your memories of when you mandela and for joining us in the studio thank you very much. czech born movie director mueller's foreman who found fame in hollywood with one flew over the cuckoo's nest and amadeus has died at age forty at age eighty six those films aren't thirteen oscars between them including best director for foreman he moved to the u.s. in one nine hundred sixty eight after a communist crackdown on political and artistic freedom in the former czechoslovakia. and just a reminder of the top stories we're following here for you the u.n. security council has rejected a bid from russia to condemn air strikes on syria carried out by the u.s. the u.k. and france this after an emergency meeting today called by moscow the u.s. has said it's ready to strike again if more chemical weapons attacks take place in
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was a way bizarre that where it's like hide your identity. be a mystery and look for you to fight for this fight against terrorism bangladesh what does the true face of the country look like freedom independence a separation of state and church that used to be important but for decades political infighting here has hindered progress and islamist extremists are gaining
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. it's a world with a huge diversity of animal life breathtakingly beautiful landscape and numerous idiosyncracies. the north east is linked to the rest of india via a narrow corridor and only because the former british colonial rulers wanted it that way it was a purely political decision. this region of india has more in common with its neighbors bhutan china myanmar and bangladesh the facial features of the people for example. we'll call us chinese and they're called us to call us names that see you know that the way to their attitude was are
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a little bit different this young woman lives in missouri one of the seven northeastern states also known as the seven sisters together they form an area slightly smaller than germany with a population of around fifty million people ms around the smallest state is home to around one million most of the inhabitants belong to the mizo ethnic group they prefer to live soley amongst themselves it didn't work out you know so we have the option of joining me in mar and india that's the only option we have if we had we would have an option to go and autonomy and know being our own separate country i think that's what we want to move and that's what everybody dreams of i think but that's the best possible. we only there to leave. it sunday morning a service is being held in one of the many churches the mizo are christians that
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too distinguishes them from the rest of india which is dominated by hindu ism and the neighboring countries where buddhism and islam a more prevalent. one of the people here is the chief minister of ms around once he led a violent rebellion for an independent state now he's a man of peace he and the other mito people accept the central indian government as long as it is in turn respects their culture and faith there are more than two hundred different tribes all with their own languages and traditions among the other major tribes here. other nagas in the state of nagaland. they to attend church on sundays namely the baptist church the naga people have been baptist since their ancestors came into contact with american missionaries the nagas take their
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face seriously just like they took their natural religion and customs in the past some of those customs were very bloodthirsty such as head hunting quite literally. was. the old snuggles are proud to call themselves the last living head hunters it's been more than sixty years since and his fellow fighters regularly attacked neighboring villages and returned with severed heads. and do i regret it i know and that's just what it was like our enemies qatar hats off to if they got their hands on us. we did it to demonstrate our strength found. that one tattoo for every three heads asing has several including on his face. his wife i'm not remembers those times well
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and how she trembled when her husband went off to fight. i'm glad i was always extremely relieved when my husband returned with the other five times and they carried the heads of their enemies and trophies and afterwards we had large celebrations with the village chief. this is the current village chief he only knows about this headhunting tradition from stories he inherited the job of chief from his father nothing happens in the village without his consent he's advised by the village elders that's one of the customs that survived just like the chiefs favorite hobby smoking opium that's not allowed in india and isn't exactly christian either but never mind. this from india india is the country we belong to how would we have
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a different identity. we feel like. we speak our own language. we have our own customs our own history and we have no grounds to be ashamed of that. and then the chief leads us to the edge of the village to show was the grisly legacy of his ancestors. below the tree tops there's a kind of mass grave it's impossible to say whether the skulls are those of enemies or their own people. and crew sharon number one question if it was the custom at the time to leave the bodies out in the one month. usually below tree. moment we only learn to bury our
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dead and the kind when we became christians. broken bangle that we look. at that way. it took some time until our zing in the other naga has learned to forego violence after the end of british colonial rule they fought for their own state they achieved partial independence nagaland as a federal state within india now there's peace but other parts of northeast india are anything but idyllic. money poor a neighboring state is in crisis it too is home to many nagas but they are in the minority here they are fighting for more rights the indian security forces are fighting back these confrontations often end with faith tallaght is. a memorial service for eight victims naggers who were killed during demonstrations
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and are now honored as martyrs their coffins have been on public display for five hundred and forty nine days. and yet once was. so my nephew and others took to the street to protest against an unjust law. the police opened fire and shot into them what did you see. the signs read stop discrimination the nodders are protesting against the law that curtails their old property rights. at least the protests now while noisy remain peaceful. the music played here is very different. medallion is another states in the northeast there was unrest here too but it is being overcome not least thanks to this group they're most likely india's best known classical music ensemble on their way to rehearsal they want to create peace
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through music in the beginning i did it more for therapy i thought it was good for the young people who were involved me to get out of this whole darkness that was going around and come into something beautiful like creating music. that was fifteen years ago choirmaster neil had just returned from studying in england when he found his home in a state of near civil war but the idea of starting a chamber choir at just that time was not that far fetched. maybe it's very much ingrained in us. for example i grew up being exposed to music since i was in great two. and began singing in school in church so so that i think it's the same for everyone here in this
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predominately hindu. and when you look at the culture of. hindu culture is they don't have the singing culture of a christian community which is you go to church and that's where you you think you know even the american soon as most of them started. soprano every issue is one of the back. but nobody here has as and grace is all the choir has won many awards including first prize on the television show india's super talent performances with cheering fans and big orchestra is followed. can surround off the choir rehearses a new composition
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a mix of indian film music classical music and pop as if to show that contrasts can also result in harmony. in. the neighboring village also has western influences to get there we have to cross this bridge it's made of the roots of huge rubber trees the locals call it the living bridge nobody quite knows how old it is probably way over two hundred years it's unlikely though it will last that long again the number of tourists crossing it is growing all the time. they're on their way to a difference even bigger attraction to be found in the middle of the rainforest close to the border with bangladesh. the cleanest village not just in india but in the whole of asia. a
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major travel magazine gave mali known this title what's striking about the place is what's absent there's no garbage lying around instead there are many trash baskets . the most important mission for the five hundred residents is to keep their village clean. any you can claim and we are out every day to clean the streets the tourists create the most or they carelessly throw their plastic away we were raised very differently which no you haven't quite yet they're proud of their squeaky clean image garbage free streets aren't exactly something india is known for what's the difference in mali nunc tourist guide ricky has answers even the youngest in mali known learn where to put garbage and why not restart from school and a massage at home and then into church the user teacher has seen we are small like
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even the small kids here. they have to take in spontaneity since we are very small every like one plastic troll or in the ground even the elder will come to slap us. the people of mali known don't want to lose their title there's competition from surrounding villages they too are paying more and more attention to cleanliness. the name of the state of maine elia means land where the clouds live but meg elia has another unofficial soubriquet the land of women because the kazi tribe which is dominant here values women more than men. miles in ram is one of the many villages where women rule the roost it's also the wettest village in the world it has the greatest amount of precipitation but it's
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currently the dry season there's dry straw outside the houses it's made into brooms it's a booming business in this area and it's entirely in the hands of women. they are in charge of property in the kazi tribe and they pass it on to their daughters when qazi women marry their husbands move in with them their children get the woman surname. the out as they feel like it's logical women carry children around for nine months so they should have our name i think it's good that we have the say and would not have. but not when it comes to politics that's men's work even among the kazi everywhere else the men play a subordinate role in public life. some work on the fields or they
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work in areas requiring a lot of physical strength but otherwise i don't know. that . kasi parents tend to want girls. completely the opposite of the rest of india where female fetuses are often aborted because of their sex. that would be unthinkable among the kazi. they care a lot about educating their daughters. what happens if a qazi woman marries a man from a different tribe. he never had i did. then he should still take my name and accept that my daughter will inherit everything in the future yes no it is us i wouldn't accept anything else. in the larger kazi towns there are now men protesting against this but here in this
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village there is no sign of protest the men and these teenagers have accepted that they play second fiddle. already sisters introduced this system so it's just how until yes men. but because the men aren't blindly obedient to their women. i'm divorced my wife didn't have children so i left her. life isn't easy for kasi women either the monsoon rains are around the corner then the village will flood when the water recedes they'll be a lot of repair work. the women in northeast india have to be robust not least in assam the largest state in the northeast.
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she's robust in quite a bizarre way and indeed today is the hottest woman in the world the chili queen as she calls herself because she holds the world record in eating spicy food she has no problem chewing up the hottest chillies. she likes to show her visitors her certificates and video footage of her most spectacular stunts. here she can be seen on british television eating fifty chiles and rubbing another twenty five in her eyes. the result is cult status not hospitalisation how does she do it was. horrible when i was five i got an inflamed tongue my mother heard somewhere that chilies would help so she rubbed them on my tongue for danes since then i've been immune to the spice over. an undated took the world record with
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a chili variety that only grows in northeast india and was considered the hottest of them all until recently the jockey is five hundred times as hot as tabasco sauce growers like these two men like this chili plant but they're also in order it. is calling us from a.z. do. you know some of what it means. it is so hard because it's also around or a few you have it. while the ghost chili is still an insider tip in the rest of the world there's one plant from a sound that is popular around the globe the tea plant whose leaves a popular the world over the hot and humid climate is ideal for this plant but strenuous for the millions working on the plantations. t.
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workers are demonstrating at the side of the street for higher wages their own hunger strike inspired by peace campaigner mahatma gandhi one of them is deepak mondal a social worker and the son of tea workers. who. makes the money. handling like twelve. but those people having lived in were just then these people who are working on. the workers go out on to the fields in the early morning and work hard until the afternoon they earn around fifty euros per month for that's just enough for the bare minimum of food all people there want to get anything from this whatever this that are useless. last quality. quality that goes
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with their broad what. they want. they want to do even the best. most plantation workers are social outcasts their ancestors came from central india they were recruited there because the locals refused to work for these wages twenty three year old vishnu has to feed a family of five from his meager pay he's a hindu and hopes he'll be reborn into a better life. and you can by the way everything's predetermined it's come on i can't change anything about that absolute majority tell all you. but vishnu and his wife have a wish that their children's karma is better than their own. i hope they'll find a better job. one person who managed to get out his her
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munt his parents worked on a tea plantation to like them he works in the fresh air but his tastes a freedom he works in cars he ranga national park for animal lovers it's one of the most fascinating places in the whole of asia. i've always been interested in animals and that's why you're trying to become a national park guide. amount is particularly familiar with the most popular park inhabitant the indian rhino there are more of them here than anywhere else in the world the marshy grassland is ideal for them and not long ago they were threatened with extinction poachers sold their homes to other countries. but sadly. much is
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being done for their protection their numbers have doubled in the past twenty years to two now thousand. that's why more and more tourists come from us or the well you make up. the indian rhino is more than just a tourist attraction many people in the northeast feel a connection to these animals the director of the national park explains why. independent so they have the use i think is starting since long. they're out of date people and that can be correlated with distant upbringings it's not. but even to do with the coffee they would need with the new research to get out. the rhino principle we won't hurt you as long as you leave us alone has been adopted by some wild groups in the northeast. where this
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report started is home to one family living on the edge of a mountain village it's not just any old family it's the biggest in the world for some it's the peak of absurdity because it turns on its head much that is accepted in the area. i own or is having breakfast with some of his wives he has thirty nine in total and ninety four children. wants grandchildren great grandchildren and spouses are counted the family has almost two hundred members. zona sets the rotor the wives cook the daughters and daughters in law clean. the men make furniture and the profits feed the family. so i own a base is the right to take multiple wives on the bible.
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the bible says love thy neighbor and i take that very seriously i love all my wives that's christian and they my. only sees him self as a kind of profit he says he got permission to be polygamous from god himself he assures us he hadn't intended to marry this many women he just struggles to say no . i'm all these women came to me and wanted to marry me and they proposed to me i couldn't reject them. what do the other villages say. some are glad that their villages achieved international fame thanks to zona. but the local clergyman aren't happy about the polygamist cult. and were not so i mean you're wondering that proper and
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i think this violates human rights particularly women's rights the government should forbid it like open court. and indeed what zion are is doing isn't allowed in india but the authorities don't want to start a battle with the family they fear an uprising they've had enough of that in the northeast. not far away in miserrimus capital people are celebrating the biggest festival of the year the spring festival it's a mix of heat and dances christian songs traditional costumes and modern technology . it is like all of northeast india a world of soup politics and absurdities but also a world of everyday jollity. it's also a world of contradictions in the past these often lead to violence now they
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